NXP Companions With Macronix For Automotive Reminiscence And Biwin Acer/HP Reminiscence/Storage Merchandise

Whereas on the 2023 CES I visited Taiwanese reminiscence maker, Macronix on their product line up and had some conferences after the occasion with NXP Semiconductor (NXP). Biwin, recent from their Shanghai public providing, was additionally displaying Acer and HP licensed DRAM and NAND flash merchandise. Let’s have a look at what I noticed.

Macronix gives reminiscence merchandise to assist a few of NXP’s automotive package deal lineup. NXP is providing digital packages for automotive environments that may allow software-defined autos (SDV) that may handle native {hardware} in addition to interactions with cloud-based providers. Zonal architectures simplify {hardware} and reduces wiring and SDV permits steady software program integration and deployment. These ideas are represented within the picture under. In keeping with Technique Analytics (March 2022), NXP is the automotive processor market chief with 26% market share in 2021.

NXP is creating excessive efficiency automotive processor (programs on chip, SoCs) in addition to multi-chip packages. These would use excessive pace wi-fi connectivity, cloud infrastructure and cloud-native software program and instruments, advances in automotive Ethernet know-how and AI/ML instruments to allow subsequent era ADAS, autonomous and electrical autos.

In keeping with the corporate, NXP automotive processing capabilities embrace deep utility understanding, world-class automotive security and automotive networking, safety, software program reuse throughout domains, zonal and finish node and a broad associate community. The corporate makes automobile community processors (S32G household) and automotive real-time processors (S32Z and S32E), the S32K3 automotive MCUs for zonal management and edge nodes and the S32K39/S32K37 microcontrollers for electrical automobile purposes. NXP’s is implementing these designs into cars with their System in Packaging (SiP) choices for combining S32 chiplet merchandise (5nm to 40nm), in addition to different chiplets from varied companions, into an automotive grade package deal.

Brian Carlson, International Advertising Director for Car Management and Networking at NXP Semiconductor advised me, “We use a SiP method to assist a variety of buyer wants reminiscent of analog and 5V I/O assist and application-specific peripherals properly as for flash reminiscence (NVM). It permits us to leverage one of the best know-how for every function and scale reminiscence as wanted for purposes. This permits function set flexibility, sooner time-to-market for variants, customization to satisfy buyer wants sooner or later, and the power to assist the trade’s largest built-in NVM (as much as 64 MB of NOR flash). We will supply the suitable options to a variety of world prospects’ purposes sooner.”

Macronix (maker of NOR and NAND flash for a lot of embedded and industrial purposes) is offering NOR flash for NXP SiP merchandise enabling computing and sensor purposes. Macronix NOR flash permits dependable boots and discipline updates. NXP says that each one knowledge is encrypted transferring between the elements of the SiP (enabling knowledge safety and privateness). As well as, any exterior reminiscence can be encrypted.

Macronix was displaying its varied serial and parallel NOR flash merchandise in addition to varied NAND and 3D NAND (64 and 96-layer now and going to 128-layer) merchandise for embedded purposes. These additionally embrace the corporate’s just lately introduced FortiX memory-centric flash reminiscence to be used in fingerprint identification, sample and voice recognition. The corporate mentioned it had joined the UCIe consortium to take part in knowledge heart and enterprise chiplet package deal purposes and plans to have UCIe merchandise out there by the tip of 2023. The corporate mentioned that it’s also engaged on 3D NOR merchandise, has a partnership on section change reminiscence and has a resistive reminiscence know-how in growth.

Biwin went public on the Shanghai Inventory Change on December 30, 2022. The corporate was based in 2010 and focuses on gross sales of flash reminiscence and DRAM merchandise. Its major markets are embedded reminiscence, consumer-grade storage merchandise and storage merchandise for industrial use. The corporate was exhibiting on the 2023 CES with merchandise licensed with Acer and HP.

The Acer merchandise included SO-DIMMS, U-DIMMS and DDR4 DRAM, some CFast and CFExpress reminiscence playing cards, UF300 USB drives in addition to a number of types of SSDs together with SATA and NVMe SSDs in varied type components. HP licensed merchandise included inner and exterior SSDs and DRAM reminiscence.

Among the many merchandise Acer was displaying on the CES was a single-sided M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 x 4 NVMe 1.4 SSD for Acer utilizing YMTC Xstacking 3.0 3D NAND flash chips (the corporate’s Predator GM7 SSD). The GM7 SSD is proven under.

YMTC is now on the US Entity Checklist, that means that imports and exports with the corporate must be authorized by the US Commerce Division. The drive has a Maxiotek MP2603 DRAM-less SSD controller, additionally from China. It’s rated at as much as 7.3 GB/s sequential learn/write efficiency and 1M IOPS. Endurance is 1,300 TB written and the drives have a 5-year restricted guarantee. The 2TB drive sells for $160. Biwin might be providing this SSD in Asia but additionally hopes it is going to be in a position promote it within the US market.

On the 2023 CES NXP Semiconductor was speaking about their S32 automotive digital packages that allow good linked and electrical autos. Associate Macronix gives NOR and flash reminiscence for NXP merchandise and different embedded purposes. Biwin introduces a variety of DRAM and NAND flash merchandise bought underneath Acer and HP licenses.

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